Sports

Here’s some ‘Did You Know’ for Turkey Week

It used to be that the readers always would write when they had a sports question. Now, the questions still arrive, but these days they come by email, voicemail, Facebook or Twitte ...

Cross-country runners headed to state championship

Here is a complete briefing of Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section cross-country finals. Which teams and local area individuals qualified for the state championships in Fresno at ...

Sierra women’s water polo wins first state title

After losing the state championship game last season, Sierra was on a mission to return and finish what they started, and they did just that. The Wolverines went undefeated in Big ...

Running to a championship

FOLSOM– The Placer boys cross-country team won its 10th championship in school history at Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section final in Folsom, tying it with Riverbank fo ...

Falcons, Bruins put semifinal hopes on the line

It started back with practices in the heat of July and now after 13 weeks of the season, the prep football playoffs start getting a little more intense and physical, not to mention ...

Lingering unhealthy air leaves football playoffs in limbo

With lingering unhealthy air generated from smoke from the recent Camp Fire near Paradise hanging over a vast region of Northern California, officials from several different CIF se ...

Colfax’s Weir making up for lost time

A year after throwing just one pass his junior season, Colfax quarterback Alex Weir is sure making up for lost time. As Colfax’s starting quarterback this year in an 11-0 se ...

Area hoop teams ready to tip off

Ready or not, the high school basketball season is ready to tip off for area boys and girls teams. Foresthill’s boys team got the official jump on all of the area hoop squad ...

Fighting Fire with Familiarity

Travis Smith had been retired from coaching for three years. He and his wife Elizabeth were ready to enjoy life as grandparents. So naturally, when the Forest Lake Christian athl ...

CIF postpones football playoffs due to air quality

Friday’s scheduled Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal playoff football games have been postponed until next weekend, it was announced by the California Interscholastic Federation ...

Del Oro, Colfax fall in volleyball regional

It was the end of the line Thursday evening for a pair of area girls volleyball teams trying to extend their journeys through the CIF Northern California Regional championship tour ...

Prep grid playoffs: It’s like March Madness in November

If Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the prep football playoffs must be heating up. It’s like March Madness in November -- one loss and you’re out. With that in m ...

Area JV teams had strong grid seasons

The 2018 football season was a banner year for several of the area’s varsity programs. Both Placer and Colfax’s varsity squads completed perfect 10-0 seasons while Del ...

Falcons roll past Los Banos, 56-21

COLFAX– If the Colfax High football team was feeling the pressure of entering the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs as the No. 1 seed, the Falcons sure didn’t ...

Del Oro shakes the ‘Dogs, 36-7

LOOMIS– Del Oro head coach Jeff Walters says his team is not worried about any distractions leading up to the Golden Eagles’ 2018 playoff debut.   It clearly wa ...